In response to some very, very passionate book lovers (who thought when I said 9 Ways to Turn Old Musty Books Into Something Cool, I meant old and musty as in the Book of Kells, not old and musty like my mother’s collection of Harlequins she bequeathed to me) I have compiled this list of wack-tastic bookmarks, designed to preserve precious tomes.
Say no to dog-eared pages!
Vote nay for cracked spines!
Be you a courter of crafts, an admirer of art, a devotee to design, an infatuate of innovation – there is a bookmark out there made for you.
15 Bookmarks For Every Type of Reader
Bookmarks for the Reader Who Want Others To Notice Their Amazing Bookmarks
The Green Marker bookmarking system is so fun and pretty, you’ll find a reason to mark every page.
A bit more gory – and goopy. A liquid bookmark will add just that extra touch of creepy to your Stephen King marathon.
Bookmark for the Annotating Reader
Dare I mention annotating the pages of a book without being accused of facile desecration, but you know and I know that it’s hard to make it through Pynchon without a couple marks here and there – let alone the rest of your college reading list.
With the BookSling, you have a place to keep your pencil, a place to mark your page AND (dare I say it) a place to keep your highlighter for all those all-nighters come thesis time.
Bookmarks for the Bedtime Reader
This nightlight/bookmark from relogik turns off its LED glow when covered by a book – also marking your page. Very handy indeed.
A three-in-one bookmark/night-reading system from Lili Lite. Now if only there was a snack bin too… then we’d never have to get out of bed.
This triangle bookmark, when not utilized, serves as a highly functional block of wood, for all your wood block needs.
Bookmark for the Hyperopic Reader
Forget the days of bridge-of-the-nose pinching glasses. A triple-function bookmark/spot-holder/magnifying glass, the favbook is triple the fun.
Bookmark for the Reader with Short Fingernails (or a fresh manicure)
I wonder if the Acbracadabra makes a little pffft sound with every puff.
Bookmarks for the DIY Crafts Reader
Make your own corner book marks like these ones from the Hybrid Chick.
Buttons and paper clips and fun fabrics, oh my! It’s a DIY craft dream come true. See how it’s done here.
Expired gift cards make funky clippy bookmarks. Here’s how.
Bookmarks for the Reader Who Forgets His and/or Her Spot
A Pointing Finger Bookmark ensures that you will pick up at the very word, nay the very letter, you left off.
You my have crushed someone in your 1,000 page tome, but at least you know exactly where and when (thanks to save me! bookmark).
Bookmark for the Reader Who Would Rather Be Using a Kindle
I image the thought process surrounding the owner of a GeekStuff4U bookmark to go something like this:
Man I wish I had a Kindle. Or a Nook. Or a Netbook. Anything with a screen to read off. Instead I have this lousy striped notebook – damn college-ruled paper! DAMN YOU! Heh… little do you know that I have a USB drive right here, inside my striped notebook. Disguised as a bookmark disguised as a feather. Just you wait. I will get my technology fix if it’s the LAST THING I DO!
Bookmark for the Traditional (but at the same time not traditional) Reader
This bookmark by Nedholm Design does nothing more than mark your page… But it’s just so sleek and snazzy, with it’s steel wire and wooden heart topper. I couldn’t help but be swayed.